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The Christian Home in Victorian America, 1840--1900
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"... wonderfully imaginative and provocative in its interdisciplinary approach to the study of nineteenth-century American religion and women's role within it."  -- Choice

"... an important addition to the fields of religious studies, women's history, and American cultural history." -- Journal of the American Academy of Religion

"... a complete and complex portrait of the Christian home." -- The Journal of American History

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-1
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xvii
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  1. 1. Church, Home, and Society
  2. pp. 1-19
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  1. 2. Domestic Architecture and the Protestant Spirit
  2. pp. 20-51
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  1. 3. Catholic Domesticity
  2. pp. 52-76
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  1. 4. Rituals of the Hearth
  2. pp. 77-108
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  1. 5. Leaders at the Domestic Altar: The Paternal Model
  2. pp. 108-126
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  1. 6. Leaders at the Domestic Altar: The Maternal Model
  2. pp. 127-149
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 150-155
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 156-177
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 178-186
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 187-193
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